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The Sun Scores A Hit With Its Muslim Woman In A Union Flag Headscarf Cover

by | 10th, October 2014

THE  Sun has been leading with IS, the group the media labels “so-called Islamic State”.

Yesterday the Sun’s cover featured a staged photograph:


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In the Guardian Nesrine Malik (no headscarf) opined:

Yes, you there, Muslim – bleary eyed, sipping your coffee, who thought the activities of a militant group thousands of miles away had nothing to do with you – are you standing up to extremism right now? Is your Islam “British”? If not, then you are Part of the Problem.

Minorities look for codes. But the Sun is not challenging just Muslims.

Daniel Hannan (bare headed) writes in the Telegraph :

Some critics complained about the image which The Sun put on its front page earlier this week of a woman wearing a Union flag headscarf. Why should Muslims be singled out, they asked, folding their arms sulkily.

There are three answers. First, it’s wise to respond even to ill-founded prejudice with patience and courtesy. Second, the Sun wasn’t making demands of Muslims in particular, but asking everyone to be more patriotic: it’s precisely the aversion that some Britons have to such patriotism that contributes to the sense of alienation in the first place. Third, and most important, British patriotism is worth celebrating.

Think about what the above image represents. The United Kingdom

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